Monday, March 25, 2013
Here's where you can cast your ballot early, to avoid the rush on Election Day. You don't need an excuse--anyone can do it.
If you don't want to wait until Election Day, April 9, to cast your ballot in the municipal election, you don't have to. In Cook County, Early Voting starts Monday, March 25, and continues through April 6. Anyone can vote early, and you don't need to give a reason. So if you have to work on Election Day, or just want to get it out of the way, you can head to the polls now. You need to bring a photo ID, such as a driver's license, state-issued ID card or university ID card with you in order to vote. You can vote at any Early Voting location in the county. The nearest are: A complete list of Early Voting locations can be found here. Need the low-down on what's up for election? Check out Election Central.
Tuesday, November 6, 2012
The results are in. Find out who won the races for county, state and congressional seats and other elections related to Chicago Heights.
Tuesday, November 6, 2012
When the votes are tallied, check back with Patch for all of the results impacting your neighborhood. We'll be posting updates on the vote counts and talking about the presidential election and more in our live blog. Chat with Patch editors here: Chicago Heights Patch Live Blog Read the Chicago Heights Patch election guide for information about local races and candidates. Check out these top election-related stories: Want to keep talking about the election?
Patch editors caught up with poll-goers adamant about exercising their right to step into the ballot boxes. What brought them to the polls?
Patch editors are hitting the polls today, just like you and your neighbors in the Southland, to talk to voters about who they like in the presidential election and other key races, and which issues matter most to them. Join in the conversation in the comments below and tell us who you voted for and why. You can also join in our live blog to get election updates throughout the night:
A 21-year-old south suburban woman found time to vote in her first presidential election, even as her baby was beginning to make its way into the world.
OUTSIDE CHICAGO, IL -- The contractions were coming five minutes apart, her water had broken—but a local woman took a detour while en route to deliver her first child, a daughter. Galicia Malone, 21, popped into Precinct 88 around 8:30 a.m., to cast her vote at the aptly named New Life Celebration Church, in south suburban Dolton. “I never voted before so this made a major difference in my life,” Malone told WBBM Newsradio, as quoted by CBS. “And I wanted this to be a stepping-stone for my daughter.” As she worked her way through the ballot, her contractions increased in frequency and intensity. “I was just trying to read and breathe, read and breathe,” she told the reporter. “That’s what I kept telling myself, ‘Read and breathe, read …
Wednesday, October 31, 2012
Second Congressional Candidate Marcus Lewis says leaked audio of a Matteson pastor’s sermon is evidence that the current congressman is campaigning through religious figures, and that this particular church’s tax-exempt status should be in question.
This article was updated at 11:55 a.m. on Oct. 31, 2012 to include information about the 501(c)(3) tax exemption. Controversy erupted on the Patch comment boards Tuesday when we released an audio recording of Matteson Rev. Andrew Singleton Jr. vocalizing his support for the re-election of U.S. Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. The recording now has independent opponent Marcus Lewis contending that the pastor’s speech may be in a violation of the law and that Jackson is using religious authorities as a sneaky campaign trick. "He's campaigning across the pulpit," Lewis said. "His church can and should lose its tax-exempt status because of that." In the recording, Singleton tells his congregation at Victory Apostolic Church he continues to support …
Monday, October 22, 2012
The final presidential debate between President Barack Obama and Mitt Romney is scheduled for 8 p.m. Monday, Oct. 22.
Monday, October 22, 2012
The third and final presidential debate between President Barack Obama and Mitt Romney is set for 8 p.m CST on Monday, Oct. 22. AOL will provide a live stream of the debate. TV Channels Broadcasting Live: ABC-WLS, NBC-WMAQ, FOX-WFLD, CBS, CNN, Fox News, MSNBC and more, including CNN Espanol. Live Streaming Online: YouTube's Election Hub, AOL. Tonight's debate is presented by the Commission on Presidential Debates (CPD): October 22, 2012 Presidential According to the CPD, "The format for the debate will be identical to the first presidential debate and will focus on foreign policy."
Saturday, November 5, 2011
In the first-ever straw poll conducted online and in person in the Land of Lincoln, Ron Paul wins. (You can still take our Patch poll.)
Updated Monday afternoon Rep. Ron Paul was named the winner of the Illinois Straw Poll as the state’s Republicans showed their preference for their party’s presidential nomination to oppose President Barack Obama. "I congratulate Congressman Paul on his victory," Illinois GOP Chairman Pat Brady said in a statement. "It is clear Illinois Republicans are gearing up for a tremendous year in 2012." Paul took 52 percent of the votes cast both online since Oct. 29 and in person Saturday in 20 locations throughout the state, including the Lemont Township Community Center. Georgia businessman Herman Cain was second (18 percent), former Massachusetts Mitt Romney third (14 percent), and former House Speaker Newt Gingrich fourth (9 percent). Far …